Students, faculty, and staff have a significant influence on sustainable practices at Ohio State through everyday activities in the office, education in the classroom, and attitudes everywhere. The Green Buckeye Certification aims at recognizing offices, departments, and faculty who incorporate sustainability into their actions. In addition, the Green Buckeye Certification creates a roadmap for those wanting to reduce, conserve, and become more efficient.
The Certification touches upon areas such as communication and education, energy efficiency and conservation, recycling and waste reduction, water conservation, and purchasing. In order to become certified, 75 percent of the actions on the application must be accomplished for 75 percent of the colleagues in the office or department. Individuals can also become certified.
From using Energy Star rated appliances to turning off power strips at night, even seemingly small steps can create a culture change in your office or department.
As of October 2013
Applications can be found under ‘Resources’ or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are admitted on a rolling basis. Please email email@example.com with questions and to submit completed applications.
Applications take no longer than a week for processing. If approved you will receive an e-mail notification, Green Buckeye window clings, Green Buckeye logos for your website, and recognition on this website. If you are declined we will be happy to work with you to get you where you need to be. The entire process does not require too much of your time.
Contact us! We can do a walk-through or conduct a presentation to introduce it to your team.
Over 50,000 pounds of excess food is picked up and delivered from Ohio State to food banks and soup kitchens, positively impacting community health and reducing our waste stream.